The northwest showdown between the Calallen Wildcats and the Tuloso-Midway Warriors ended in much the same fashion as in the past, with Calallen taking the lead, 42-14, and never looking back.
That's not to say this year did not have it's surprises. The warriors took the lead early in the first quarter, and for several minutes, it looked as if the game would be an old fashioned grudge match. But it wasn't meant to be. Despite their resounding victory, the Wildcats were plagued by two turnovers in the third quarter and an inability at first to make the extra points. wildcat Robert Maldonado was the big playmaker for the night, with four touchdowns. The first came off of a short one yard run. The warriors answered by with a kick return for a touchdown by Kyle Smith. A good kick put the team in the lead for the only time Friday night. Six minutes later, Maldonado caught a 15 yard pass in the end zone, and then again, a four yard run half way through the second quarter, to bring Calallen to 20-7. Maldonado would have one more say in the first half, a 26 yard weaving run to the end zone, with 34 seconds left on the clock. Cody Wright topped off the half with a run for the extra two points. Late in the third quarter an 18 yard touchdown pass put hope in the Warrior's grasp, but a touchdown run by wildcat Derek Scheible, followed by a 40 yard interception return by Andrew McCurley brought Calallen to 42-14, with the seconds running down during the Warrior's last possession of the game.